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April 4, 2017 – Chicago, IL. After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, Sugatsune’s Lateral Door Opening System, the LIN-X1000, received the “Red Dot Award” recognizing it as one of the most outstanding product designs of the year. The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will culminate in Essen, Germany on July 3rd, 2017 bringing together the best to receive their trophies during the Red Dot Gala award ceremony.
“The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognized that good design and economic success go hand in hand.” Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award. “The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”
Sugatsune's LIN-X1000 Lateral Door Opening System is designed to provide smooth movement with a soft-close feature that operates on large doors weighing up to 200-lbs. Providing 4-way adjustability to ensure a flush, clean look when closed, the LIN-X-1000 allows doors up to 43 5/16” wide to swing open in a small radius making it a great application for custom pantry doors, storage rooms or other applications where space may be a constraint. The LIN-X1000 system features a clip-on system and has fewer parts compared to conventional systems, so it much easier to install.
Established in 1955, the Red Dot Award is one of the biggest design awards in the world and is decided by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The award features products that are recognized for functionality, innovativeness and quality. This year, over 5500 products were submitted from 54 different countries.
With a heritage dating back to 1930 and established in 1982, Sugatsune America Inc. is ISO 9001 certified and has a rich tradition of manufacturing and distributing Japanese quality hardware, designed around universal design. Sugatsune America stocks over 6,000 unique parts in the U.S. to provide the highest level of service. LAMP® is a registered trademark of Sugatsune Kogyo, Inc.